ECM-VG1 (ECMVG1)

Shotgun Electret condenser microphone

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Overview

Ideal for Field Shooting with Compact Camcorders or Boom Poles
The ECM-VG1 is specifically designed for professional field and studio production applications at an affordable price.

It is extremely lightweight and is supplied with an innovative windscreen that suppresses wind noise, making it a perfect choice for field sound shooting with a compact camcorder or attached to a boom pole.

Features

Outstanding Sound Quality
The ECM-VG1 delivers exceptionally smooth and natural sound reproduction. It has a flat-and-wide frequency response (40 Hz to 20 kHz), excellent sensitivity of -33 dB (0 dB=1 V/Pa), and a low inherent noise level of less than 18 dB SPL.
Compact and Extremely Lightweight Design with Metal Body
Designed as an extremely lightweight shotgun microphone, the ECM-VG1 maintains good balance even when mounted on compact camcorders.
Built-in Low-cut Filter
The built-in two-position (M, V) low-cut switch provides a simple method of reducing the effects of unwanted ambient noise.
External DC (40 to 52 V) Operation
The ECM-VG1 provides an electronically balanced output operation on 48 V standard external power.
Innovative Windscreen
The ECM-VG1 is supplied with an innovative windscreen that has an internal frame to rigidly fix the windscreen, creating a space between the microphone and the outside part of the windscreen that helps suppress strong wind noise. It also protects the ECM-VG1 from contact noise in harsh operational environments such as outdoor shooting.

Specifications

Audio Section
Capsule Type
Mono Electret Condenser
Frequency Response
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Directivity
Uni-directional (super-cardioid)
Sensitivity *[1]
-33 dB ±3 dB
Output Impedance *[2]
60Ω±20%, Balanced
Dynamic Range
107 dB or more
Signal-to-Noise Ratio *[3]
76 dB or more
Inherent Noise *[4]
18 dB SPL or less
Induction Noise From External Magnetic Field *[5]
0 dB SPL
Wind Noise *[6]
45 dB SPL or less (with windscreen)
Maximum Input Sound Pressure Level *[7]
125 dB SPL
General Section
Connector
XLR-3-12C (male)
Mic Cable
XLR 3-pin Cable Required (Not Supplied)
Power Requirements
External, DC 40 V to 52 V
Dimensions *[8]
φ20 x 210 mm
φ13/16 x 8 3/8 inches
Mass
Approx. 66 g
Approx. 2.3 oz
Supplied Accessories
Windscreen (1)
Stand adaptor (2)
Operating instructions (1)
Mic spacer (1)
Mic holder (1)
Notes
Note
*[1] 0 dB = 1 V/Pa, at 1 kHz
*[2] Output impedance at 1 kHz
*[3] A-weighted, 1 kHz, 1 Pa.
*[4] 0dB SPL = 20? Pa.
*[5] dB SPL/1E-7 T, 0 dB SPL = 20? Pa.
*[6] Wind noise at 2m/s (0 dB SPL = 20?Pa.)
*[7] 0 dB SPL = 20? Pa.
*[8] The values for dimensions are approximate.